3 things to do in Manchester this weekend (15 – 17 August, 2014)

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Here’s One We Made Earlier at The Lowry

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend, plus some bonus suggestions from our social media friends.

  • Don’t miss your last chance to see Around The World In 80 Days at Royal Exchange Theatre before the final curtain comes down on Saturday. This family tale of adventure adapted from Jules Verne’s classic novel, races its way across the globe, taking in continents, intrigue, love and even an elephant – all in the name of a bet.
  • Journey through the archives of children’s TV at the Here’s One We Made Earlier exhibition currently on display at The Lowry. This fun, engaging, interactive exhibition explores the story of over 90 years of BBC Children’s broadcasting, from 1922, when the BBC launched Children’s Hour, right up to the present multi-media moment.
  • Fancy learning something new about Manchester? Check out one of the many exciting guided walks taking place across the city. Covering everything from architecture to culture, heritage to music, and most things in between, our city’s extremely knowledgeable tour guides will be sure to wow you with lots of interesting facts and hidden gems.

Here’s what our Twitter followers suggest:

  • @CastlefieldGall: Last chance to c exhibition @CastlefieldGall in collab w @mcrartgallery ft. Ryan Gander & 5 NW artist http://ow.ly/Am4EF
  • ‏@Derbs56: Peterloo massacre walk 16 Aug 15.00 art gallery steps start £7 (6) @MCRTourGuide
  • ‏@VicWarehouse: Join us to pay tribute to Robin Williams tonight in conjunction with @secretcinema More info: http://bit.ly/1uAuzNx #SeizeTheDay
  • ‏@thetubadave: Go for lunch at @tea42uk!!!
  • @archivesplus: We’re having a Saturday Spectacular 12-4. Seaside activities, WW1 soldier & Peterloo archives to look at http://www.archivesplus.org/events/saturday-spectacular-2
  • ‏‏@GemmaRyan7 : Check out the erogenous art of Maurice Vellekoop – exhibition Cockadoodle at 2022 in the NQ. Prints on sale & a bar. Not for kids.
  • ‏@CornerhouseMcr: Belle & Sebastian fan? Don’t miss God Help The Girl, written, directed & featuring songs by Stuart Murdoch http://bit.ly/1Ajbm3r
  • ‏@saarescue: Visitors can come to our jumble sale and visit our animals 🙂 pic.twitter.com/55uZZQvDet
  • ‏@MattTyas: Children’s TV exhibition @The_Lowry
  • ‏‏@redhousefarm : Definitely a trip to the #maizemaze at Red house farm in #manchester countryside!
  • ‏@quirkiberserki: Eat, drink and be merry in The Northern Quarter.
    @SueEllCee: The libraries and also take a ride somewhere on one of the fabulous trams.
  • ‏@paddyredimps: The steam railway in abbotsfield park in urmston! sundays only and a lovely day out!

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest:

  • Michael Lever: The ‘not so’ Secret Screening as part of Manchester Pride Fringe…it’s an exclusive showing of PRIDE the film! Check out manchesterpride.com/fringe
    Annabel Holland: VegFest on Sunday at Crumpsall and Cheetham Allotments as seen on BBC1 last night.
  • Mishy RyRyan: The dog show at sackville gardens
  • Giada Schioppa: A walk in the city centre, shopping and a glass of wine and lovely food at Veeno the Italian wine cafe!
  • Jools Brown: Afflecks palace!!
  • Lyndsay Rawling:s Jump nation in Trafford for kids
  • Lisa Goddard: MOSI for the the Cern Super Collider exhibition and then lunch at the Wharf.
  • Kim Hutson: The Salford Archer is at Ordsall Hall on Sunday! 1pm-4pm, archery as well as lots of other Tudor activities! Come and join the fun! And it’s free!
  • Jamie Saunt: FREE COMEDY IN THE NQ?? https://www.facebook.com/events/711174485623132/
  • Naomi Logan: Northern Quarter for food & drinks, MOSI to entertain the kids (or any of the museums to be honest), Corrie Tour for the soap lovers & Heaton Park for the dogs – easy!
  • Andrea Wagstaff: Ant & decs takeaway!
  • Mike Wilkins: The Richmond Tea Rooms
  • Kaz Mcvey: Shop and Lunch and wine at the Botanist Deansgate it’s amazing
  • Martyn Morgan: Quarry Bank Mill is great, if there’s a chance of rain it’s ideal
  • Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel: Take advantage of 25% off our Afternoon Tea offering and as we’re celebrating National Afternoon tea week, enjoy a free glass of Prosecco too (up until Sunday 17th August). http://www.mercuremanchester.co.uk/afternoon-tea.html
  • Val Foster: Book a walking tour
  • Nancy Hopkins: As it’s going to rain on Sunday, I can highly recommend a trip under the border of Switzerland and France (well, a recreation of it at any rate…) http://mosi.org.uk/whats-on/collider.aspx

*Did you know you can buy discounted tickets for the following regional attractions from our Visitor Information Centre: Legoland, Sealife Centre, MCFC Tour, Tatton Park, Chester Zoo and Alton Towers. All tickets are cheaper than on the gate and the big advantage is that they are fast track tickets so there is no waiting in a long queue. Ask in store for details.

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